• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley


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  • Folk Festival Parking and Schedule Changes

    While the park helps the city prepare for and celebrate the Lowell Folk Festival, the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton St. will be closed Wed July 23-Mon July 28. Also check our Operating Hours page for changes to tour and exhibit schedules. More »


Metabolix Corporation Volunteers

Do you want to improve the community by working with us to clean up the canal system? Have you ever wanted to work on a trolley? Are you fascinated by the music at the Lowell Folk Festival and the Lowell Summer Music Series and would like to help?

Volunteers do so many great things for the park and the community. Explore the many possibilities and learn what it is like to join the park and one of its many partners.

Did You Know?

Photo of mill workers outside of a Boardinghouse

There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...